Miami Nightclub Shutdown After Bringing Panicked Live Horse Into Venue

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Miami is known for its party atmosphere, but one nightclub's patrons were shocked when a horse was brought inside, bucking and throwing off the bikini-clad rider.

CBS4 also received images from viewers that appear to show a camel and another horse inside the club on different occasions, the station reports.

Miami Beach police and code-enforcement officers began investigating after receiving multiple complaints, which ultimately led to the club shutting down.

On social media, one angry poster declared "shame on you Mokai, #AnimalCruelty".

It's likely that some clubgoers at Mokai Lounge in South Beach thought they were hallucinating when a horse entered the bar on Thursday.

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CBS Miami reached club owner, Roman Jones, by phone.

Bianca Jagger, now an animal rights activist, has said she regrets the incident and said the often-told story that she rode the horse into the club is not true. The marketing director, who arranged the stunt, that I was unaware of, is suspended without pay.

"I was disgusted and offended that any legitimate business person would think this is an appropriate action to take", said City Manager Jimmy L. Morales. "I am cooperating with the authorities". "This activity was not permitted, and as soon as we became aware, I immediately instructed staff to act swiftly in remedying this situation".

On Friday, Mayor of Miami Beach, Dan Gelber, held a press conference to update the public on what steps have been taken since the news broke earlier today.

"Miami Beach PD detectives along with Miami Dade PD's animal experts have located the horse that was at Mokai".